Juvenile charged with armed robbery of Bartlett gas station
Bartlett police and the Kane County state's attorney's office charged a boy with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft in the armed robbery of a gas station Saturday morning.
About 1:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to the gas station and convenience store near the intersection of West Bartlett Road and Route 25.
A boy had entered the store and placed alcoholic beverages in his backpack, authorities said, and when he was confronted by an employee, he brandished a knife before running away.
At 6:15 a.m., officers went to the 1500 block of Spaulding Road to investigate a report of a suspicious person.
The suspect was arrested after he attempted to run.
The juvenile was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors and taken to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles.
Bartlett police did not release the suspect's age or hometown.